Speculation continues over whether Allardyce will be the man in charge of the Hammers next season and while Hurst appreciates the difficult position of the owners, he wants to see Big Sam keep his job.
“I don’t see anyone out there who could come in and guarantee doing a better job than Sam,” said Hurst.
“I don’t know what the owners’ plans are because obviously the move to the Olympic Stadium is big in their thoughts and they are looking to the future, but I would like to see Sam in charge next season.”
If West Ham’s owners have long term doubts, they can offer him a short term deal, which leaves them with the option of finding a new boss anyway should he reject it, or less compensation to pay, if the club chooses to fire him next season.
The Olympic Stadium creates a platform for the Hammers, which they have to use to their advantage in the quest for European football and Allardyce at least deserves a chance to secure that necessity for West Ham’s development and future.